Nov 6, 2012 4:00am PST
are home, after a bruising, final day. we're in chicago and boston. >>> also, new concerns in the storm zone. the coldest night so far. and another storm on the way. but some people without heat are still refusing to leave. >>> and from the cold to california's hot, dry winds. fire danger running high in the golden state. >>> and liar, liar. jimmy kimmel's election day prank with hilarious responses, you just have to hear. >>> good morning. it is election day. as you said, finally. >> finally. >> it all comes down to today, after the long, expensive campaign. all the ads. all the attacks. all the polls. all the promises. all the money. all the hype. today, the american people will choose their next president. >> and for weeks, as we've said, it's been an extremely tight race. and with election day 2012 finally here, your voice will be heard and your vote counted. we have correspondents with both campaigns that begin this election morning, with abc's t.j. winick. he's live for us in chicago. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. well, the president wrapped up his c
Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
named doctor of the year in her boston area hospital is now facing a long list of charges after a dramatic crash, all of it caught on a traffic cam. police say dr. kristen howard was speeding away from an accident in a supermarket parking lot in wellesley, massachusetts. that's when she bolted out of the parking lot, went airborne and smashed into traffic, injuring the driver of one car. police say she had been drinking and also taking controlled substances, drugs she had prescribed to herself. >>> a baltimore bus driver has been suspended after getting into a fight with a young passenger. this cell phone video shows the shocking altercation with a student, a student, earlier this week. passengers scrambled out of the way as the female driver got the best of the girl, holding her down in the back of the city bus. the person who posted the video said the driver hit the girl after saying she was playing her music too loudly. the driver said it was all about being disrespectful. >> wow. >>> that puppeteer who has voiced elmo for decades says he is relieved after his accuser recante
Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
-covered highways from central pennsylvania into new jersey and new york city. a slushy ride from boston down to d.c. also, rain soaks highways in the carolinas, northern florida and much of the gulf coast. >> if you're flying, airport delays are possible for the northeast and new york, philadelphia and d.c., plus, in new orleans. >>> this holiday season, forget visions of sugarplums dancing in people's heads. right now, everyone seems to be dreaming of a fortune instead. >> that vision is winning wednesday night's record powerball jackpot, worth at least $425 million. in 42 states and washington, d.c., people are lining up for their chance at almost $500 million. at 2 bucks a ticket, they figure, why not? >> we call it the red neck retirement fund. sooner or later, someone's going to get it. >> reporter: you have to be in it to win it. but the $2 ticket has a 1 in 175 million chance of winning the jackpot numbers. the prize has grown so large because no one has hit the prize for 16-straight draws. as the fortune grow, so do the lines. this morning, georgia lottery officials are apologizing to pow
Nov 6, 2012 1:40am PST
england. boston barely breaking 40. omaha, kansas city, 50. los angeles, 86 down from the record high of yesterday. >>> firefighters are finally making headway with a wildfire that forced a shutdown of a major highway between southern california and las vegas. santa ana winds spread the fire to both side of the interstate. 15, in fact, in cajun pass yesterday, backing up traffic in that area for hours. fire crews managed to keep the flame from spreading to nearby homes. >>> and we'll lighten the mood here with what is no doubt one of our "favorite stories of the day." check out my saints. yes, indeed. boys in black and gold. particularly defensive back, patrick robinson. he returns an interception, 99 yards for a touchdown last night against the eagles there in the dome. >> drew brees threw two touchdown passes. the eagles are pretty much toast. i'll let rob do the best part. >> saints win. saints win. they beat philly, 28-13. who dat. not a stellar season for the saints. at this point, every win is at least, is -- a moral victory. >> all three of them. way to go. >> whatever. long wa
Nov 14, 2012 1:40am PST
optimistic view on the night. and so going into boston that day, we felt like we had a pretty darn good chance of winning. as yo can imagine, it was a bit of a shock. when we didn't win. >> reporter: "saturday night live" poked fun at ryan, native of janesville, wisconsin. >> mother sent me to got you, father. paul ryan is doing feats of strength in the drawing room. she thought we would like to see. >> yeah? well, i'd like to see him carry wisconsin! >> reporter: the president wins 330-some electoral votes, every battleground state with the exception of north carolina does barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so because they also re-elected the house republicans. whether people intended or not, we've got a divided government. >> reporter: so you don't think there's a mandate here. >> i don't because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these idea that we talked about i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we are going t
Nov 30, 2012 1:40am PST
at this school outside boston, an extreme example, was entirely legal. >> some day we are all going to look back and we're going to say, can you believe what we did here? >> reporter: an abc news investigation has found that only 17 states have specific laws protecting students from harsh treatments and restraints. >> that's there's thousands and thousands of children that have been traumatized, that have been injured. >> reporter: in arizona and washington state, parents are up in arms over padded isolation boxes or cells where students have been left for long stretches. in kentucky a mother found her autistic eight-year-old son had been stuffed into a duffel bag like this one, especially made to restrain children. >> they held me. >> reporter: in pennsylvania a group of students with behavioral issues described to abc news how they had been tied up or manhandled at previous schools. did it hurt? >> yeah. it really did hurt. >> reporter: jordan described being locked up in one of the isolation boxes? >> it's scary. really scary. even for the bravest person in the world, it's still really scary.
Nov 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
the obama campaign and boston behind the scenes with romney. to the heated battleground states across the country where this election will be decided and our team tracking your vote everywhere in the crossroads of the world with the crowds in times square. and with our partners from univision in miami plus abc's barbara walters, katie couric and our powerhouse team telling you who's winning and why on this historic night, election night 2012, the stakes so high, the race so close, america's next president decided tonight. it's "your voice, your vote." once again from abc news election headquarters in times square, new york, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> you are looking at times square, usa, the pulse of the nation. also the crossroads of the world, 182 million people pass through here every year and tonight, it is election headquarters for abc news and we are so glad to have you back with us on this very big night, george. >> we have an entire team right out here with us. our reporters an analysts over on that side of the room, jon karl karl, cokie robert, ron brownstein.